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Promoting Student-Athlete Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention

Recruitment Practices

The athletics department neither promotes nor condones illegal alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) activities.  All ATOD messages - verbal and written, formal and informal - and all contacts with prospective student-athletes are consistent with school and departmental policies.  The athletics department recognizes that the behavior of the recruit will be a responsibility of the student host and that the athletics department bears the legal responsibility for the recruit’s ATOD use.   The athletics department should have a uniform, written policy to guide all members of the department and recruits through the recruiting process.

Model Programs:

Division I

Recruiting Right - Cleveland State University

  • The guide provides hosts with important guidelines, including recommended activities for recruits and where they are/aren't allowed to spend their hosting funds. The primary emphasis is reminding student hosts that they are representing CSU and are expected to conduct themselves accordingly.

Student Host Form - North Carolina State University

  • The student host form provides specific guidance on host responsibilities and list specific activities that are not permitted during a prospect visit.

Student Host Instructions - University of North Texas

  • The document outlines permitted and non-permitted activities during a recruiting visit. The form requires signatures from the coach, host and recruit.

Division II

Recruiting and Official Visit Policy - University of Findlay

  • Provides guidelines for official and unofficial campus visits as well as a list of acceptable and unacceptable activities.

Student Athlete Recruiting Policy - Georgian Court University

  • The policy provides detailed guidelines for student hosts.

Division III

Student Host Form - Cabrini College

  • The document outlines the host's responsibilities during a prospect visit.

Student-Athlete Handbook (p. 14-15) - Springfield College

  • The policy outlines the student-host's responsibilities.

Athletic Recruiting Form - Salisbury University

  • The form includes information and a customized contact card for the recruit, student host and coach.